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'Mona is associated with filth and dirt'

india Updated: Oct 18, 2006 12:07 IST
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She is better known as the bra-baring actress of C-grade films! But now Mona aka Sherlin Chopra is looking for a desperate image makeover. She wants to bid goodbye to her sex kitten image. Check out what this raunchy bombshell has to say...

Is it true that you have changed your name from Mona Chopra to Sherlin Chopra just because you want to change your bra-baring image?
Today my image in the film industry is like a hot sexy kitten. After doing films like Time Pass and Naughty Boy, I have all C-grade offers coming from various directors. Directors approach me with all dirty roles. Everyone wants me to do saucy roles. So I just decided to go back to my original name and do some good films. I want to get rid of this bra and panty sort of image.

Is Sherlin Chopra your original name?
Yes but when I debuted in Bollywood, the director insisted me to change my name from Sherlin to Mona. So I did it and after that this name continued in other films also. So I think Mona now has got associated with all sorts of filth and dirt. I am looking for some change of image and that is possible only after I change my name and do some quality films.

Mona Chopra: Queen of smut!!

But you have done films like

Time Pass

and others with your own consent?

It's true because I don't have any Godfather in the industry. I am like those actresses who commit mistakes and learn from them. Even big actresses have done some sleazy roles in the beginning of their career. So if I am trying to move ahead from here, what wrong am I doing? I know if I continue as Mona Chopra, I will remain a C-grade actress. I have to change my image and for that I have to make a good beginning.

So what about your forthcoming film Game? Are you Sherlin or Mona?
In fact I requested my director and producer to change my name from the titles of the film but they have refused. I have raised this issue with them. If they won't do it, I will do it in the next film and I will get my name formally changed.